Grateful Dead Live at Fox Theatre on 1980-11-30
- Grateful Dead
- DeadLists Project
Scarlet Begonias ->
Fire On The Mountain
Samson And Delilah
Ship Of Fools
Playing In The Band ->
The Wheel ->
China Doll ->
Around And Around ->
Johnny B. Goode
Uncle John's Band
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|Scarlet Begonias ->|
|Fire On The Mountain|
|Samson And Delilah|
|Ship Of Fools|
|Playing In The Band ->|
|The Wheel ->|
|China Doll ->|
|Around And Around ->|
|Johnny B. Goode|
|Uncle John's Band|
-- Disc change is seamless
-- Recorded front row center balcony
-- Thanks to Bob Wagner for lending me his masters
-- 1st Set had poor sound due to different location and wasn't transferred
- 2008-03-09 16:15:40
- Cassette Master (Nakamichi DR-1/Dolby B) -> Sound Devices 744T (24bit/96k) ->
- Atlanta, GA
- Run time
- Taped by
- Bob Wagner
- Transferred by
- Charlie Miller
- Fox Theatre
Everyone at least check out the scar>fire trans.
good luck everyone w/ a head full ;)
not for the faint of heart
Subject: Excellent aud
Subject: How is this so far down the list?!?
Subject: Amazing tape and Amazing seats!
God this tape sounds so GOOD!
Subject: What a superb recording -
Subject: Sweat show!
Subject: One of the Best Scarlet>Fire's Ever
"Unlike some of his less inspired performances during the 1990's; Jerry earns his title as 'Captain Trips' during this performance of Scarlet>Fire.
During this rendition of Scarlet Begonias, the band provides Dead Heads with the kind of musical experience that they live for: numerous perfectly executed musical crescendos that seem to float and glide through the air like a skier floats on virgin, 2 foot deep champagne powder in the rockies.
This musical ski-run is interspersed with cryptical lyrics like, "The Sky Was Yellow and the Sun Was Blue," which resonate emphatically through this lively audience, eliciting loving cheers from the lucky devotees who managed to attend this epic concert.
The main body, or 'meat', of this Scarlet Begonias would've been enough to satisfy most 1990's audiences; but this was no 1990's show. This show came from the early 1980's, when Jerry was in good health and still creatively active.
Jerry leads the band on several more musical cycles subsequent to the lyrical portion of the song. During each post-lyrical cycle, the music gains in intensity, volume, and tension until quietly resolving itself, as Jerry leads the band over the 'peak' of intensity and down into another trough.
Like a ski instructor executing perfect turns in 2 foot deep champagne powder, while his instructees follow closely behind, Jerry leads the boys through these muscial cycles until the the final 'peak' of this Scarlet Jam, during which the tension and intensity reach a final, incomprehensible crescendo.
There is an other worldly intensity and compression of the music at this point, as the band nears a musical cliff over which they have no choice but to go.
With little hesitation, Jerry leads the band straight off of this musical cliff, like a skier who, having completed his perfect powder turns, now jumps off of a cliff in a moment of suicidal ecstasy.
But, not to worry, bass player, Phil Lesh is ready to save the band from musical disaster. He takes over as the leader, guiding them softly and safely into the punchy and funky bassline of Fire on the Mountain. The tension of Jerry's final peak resolves, as the band lands safely and glides into a long and generous rendition of Fire on the Mountain.
The crowd cheers ecstatically as this transition to Fire on the Mountain is made seamlessly."
Subject: blizzard in Atlanta
Subject: first set available
Subject: The Fox's Den
"How bout singin' it?"
Then Jerry starts the first verse of Scarlet - check it out. Simply Amazing......
Subject: I was here...
Subject: Oh Atlanta!!
Subject: Half a Show.....
I gave it a spin while pondering the deeper meanings in life. Like, how do I properly fold my wife's thong underwear. Completely enjoyable time had by all.
Very heavy. Hang loose.
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